26-year old Delonte West will be the starting shooting guard for the Cavaliers again this season. He is a solid all-around player who doesn’t require the spotlight. He played in 64 games for the Cavs last season and he averaged 33.6 minutes, 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. West is a good spot up shooter who should really benefit from all of the double teams on Shaq and LeBron. The Cavaliers were very smart to sign Anthony Parker who will back up West this season. The 34-year old Parker played in 80 games for the Raptors last season and he averaged 33.0 minutes, 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Parker is a good defender on the perimeter and he has a good three point shot. Like West, Parker is a team player who doesn’t require a set amount of shots per game. Daniel Gibson, rookie Daniel Green or even LeBron James can handle shooting guard if the need arises due to injury.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2009-2010 SEASON FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS: B